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Facebook Engineering Manager Reviews

Updated March 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance (this depends on teams)" (in 107 reviews)

  • "Amazing benefits for Full Time Employees including free food, stipends for gym memberships & free dry cleaning" (in 288 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be improved" (in 311 reviews)

  • "Doesn't feel like a "move fast and break things" at all" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture, big startup company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best company culture. Open, focused, friendly and people first.
    Here, your voice matters, you get to work on things that matter to you and the company. The company invest in you through many ways (many perks, training materials, PTOs, 4 months parental leave, etc.)
    During calibration you can see how everyone puts people to the top of their consideration.

    Cons

    The company is focused on connecting people, and is very very focused on this. So if you wanted to work on versatile of things like cloud system, self driving car, etc., it's unlikely you can find such work near term.
    You might need to adapt to the work life integration style here. Some teams are pretty busy, but not all teams are like that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open culture while making sure leaks don't happen too frequently. Let leaderships hear more from what frontline ICs and managers to understand what the company can do better. Many issues don't surface in weekly Mark Q&A because it's scary to ask some questions publicly.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect small big company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn from great peers, work on unique planet scale problem, grow, move around and learn new tech while enjoying first class benefits. Leadership is visionary, genuine, surprisingly transparent and always looking for what is best for the facebook community, which is hard for outsiders to grasp.

    Cons

    Commute is not ideal. Company getting bigger is a challenge but Facebook has fully embraced taking it on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for a more long term focused mentality. Don't let up on accountability. Keep being transparent.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager, Enterprise Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Enterprise Engineering in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Enterprise Engineering in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic environment! Awesome people! Great food! Extremely supportive! Unbelievable Tech!

    Cons

    Large tech stack to learn that is still Facebook specific in many cases even though much has been open sourced. More outdated documentation exists than I would like.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Fun work. Tons of independence. Great pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay/compensation is top notch.
    Independence.
    Dev environment is a dream for php devs.
    Variety of tech/products.
    Great benefits (food, gym).
    Same salary in seattle as California.

    Cons

    Very high expectations.
    You need to be a bit of a 3-in-1 printer to do good (not just a dev but also a tester and pm and designer and data eng and data scientist).
    A bit of politics to define goals.
    Growing bigger is tough on culture.

    Facebook Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Global Director of Recruiting Programs

    Thank you for sharing your perspective after a decade of working at Facebook. We greatly appreciate the work you have done to help us further our mission of bringing the world closer together. We... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by great people. Really interesting work. Amazing amenities. Good values woven into the fabric of the company. Transparent leaders who focus on the right stuff continually.

    Cons

    Some people who have been at Facebook for a while seem to lose perspective about how lucky they are to work at a company like Facebook.

    Facebook Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Head of Recruiting

    We agree that humility is key to keeping and growing the best parts of our company culture and will set us up for long-term success. Thanks for sharing your advice, a valuable reminder to us all.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fabulous Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Pay
    - Awesome benefits
    - Takes care of employees very well

    Cons

    - If you are a non-engineer then prepare yourself on how to work with them because they rule Facebook and they get paid much much higher.
    - If you are in to top down management person then you have to let go of that and learn the bottoms up style.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't be so nice, toughen a bit and have deadlines please.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Phenomenal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super helpful co-workers, nice engineering tools and infrastructure, very little process in the way

    Cons

    You end up spending a lot of time working (without noticing!)

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the company culture

  8. "Best company ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Awesome leadership on all levels.

    Cons

    Horrible commute, but the shuttles are nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep aligning orgs


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I couldn't imagine a better place to start my career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Facebook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Tremendous autonomy: It is still very much a culture where you are expected to find impact and deliver.
    + Fast paced culture: Very few people try to stop you from getting things done. Everyone values the benefits of iteration
    + Easy internal mobility: No interview, no BS. Everything was decided in a day for me.
    + Great perks: Comp, food, office space, healthcare, you name it!
    + Exciting work: Facebook is building everything from social media to VR, React to airplanes.

    Cons

    - Tremendous autonomy: It REALLY is up to you.
    - Size: Definitely feels big if you are trying to meet new people.

    Facebook Response

    May 24, 2017 – Director, Global Recruiting Programs and Operations

    Thanks for sharing! We're glad to hear that you are enjoying career growth and autonomy here at Facebook. Thank you for all you do to support our mission of making the world more open and connected.... More


  10. "Engineering Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Facebook full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for massive impact on the world, talented colleagues, resources, perks

    Cons

    Work life balance and pressure to perform is quite high

    Advice to Management

    Invest in long-term